LibriVox recording of The Return of Tarzan, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Read by Ralph Snelson.
The novel picks up where Tarzan of the Apes left off. The ape man, feeling rootless in the wake of his noble sacrifice of his prospects of wedding Jane Porter, leaves America for Europe to visit his friend Paul d'Arnot. On the ship he becomes embroiled in the affairs of Countess Olga de Coude, her husband, Count Raoul de Coude, and two shady characters attempting to prey on them, Nikolas Rokoff and his henchman Alexis Paulvitch. (Summary from Wikipedia)
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May 21, 2014 Subject:
I got through a few chapters and then quit
It's a much inferior book to the original Tarzan of the Apes which I really liked a lot. The first one had an excellent sense of adventure and fantasy, this one didn't. This one was just ridiculous.
Ralph Snelson is a good reader with a good voice, but he started annoying me by repeatedly mispronouncing Arab as Ay-rab. That was when Tarzan went from beating up two Russian spies (numerous times), engaging in an absurd duel where he just casually stands there and lets bullets fly into him without even putting down his cigarette (of course just causing flesh wounds), beating up the Paris police force, to beating up hundreds of "Ay-rabs" all at once...and I lost interest.
I read some reviews that assert that it got better in the second half when Tarzan gets back to his ape pals in the African jungle, but I didn't make it past the Ay-rabs in chapter nine or ten.
November 19, 2009 Subject:
A year ago I listened to Tarzan of the Apes and immediately went searching for Book 2 The Return of Tarzan. I wanted to listen to these in order. I was downloaded the The Return of Tarzan the day it was available.
This is another very well read and entertaining audio book. It was disappointing when it ended, but I have Book 3 - Book 6 (a collection of stories) to listen to now. I am still surprised at how much I am enjoying this series book.
It is a little graphic at times and it is somewhat realistic in places, but still very enjoyable.